Subtitled “the year 1905”, the work is, along with the second, third and twelfth symphonies, based on a programme of “revolution” subjects. Composed in 1956/57 to mark the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the October Revolution, it sought to graphically depict the “Bloody Sunday” massacre, when thousands of unarmed protesters were gunned down in front of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg. 295 more words
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The Item of the month for September 2015 is George Gershwin’s Somebody loves me (words by Ballard MacDonald and Buddy DeSylva).
Between 1920 and 1924, Gershwin wrote music for five of George White’s Broadway reviews including… 303 more words
By Arlene Shaner, Historical Collections Reference Librarian
In the November 1915 issue of The American Magazine, the “Interesting People” section profiled an unusual physician. … 983 more words